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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Jul 15, 2011 2:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the most unoriginal original band in the world

/when you play as many shows and for as many years as the Dead did and then factor in all the musical backgrounds these guys had as well as the cultural voice music had in the 60 and 70's - Im seriously suprised they did not play more covers.

Think about a band playing100+ shows in many years - some of their own material could get boring as a plyer. Add to it, they had no hits to speak which the audience would be coing to see.

you can only remember so many tunes to keep in rotation and keep them professional as possible - unless they are easy to remember - you love them - or just platorms to jam with easy chord progrtessions.